Thomas Sprickmann Kerkerinck was born in 1964 in Münster/Germany. He studied business and national economics. In 1993 he became Head of Branch Office at a service company in Berlin. In 1999 he went to an IT service company as Sales Manager and worked with open source software for the first time. As a result he founded an open source service company in Dortmund. There he was responsible for the sales of Linux desktop solutions as a Managing Director. In 2005 he became Managing Director of the German Linux business association „Linux-Verband e.V.“.
Thomas Sprickmann Kerkerinck is member of the board of bitbone AG since 2007 and Managing Director of bitbone's former business unit 8Soft GmbH since 2008.